Finding a home for refuge is essential in the game 7 Days to Die. In order to survive for a long time, most players build forts using the houses they find. Focus on two important defensive rules for having a strong fort: defense and supplies.
Part 1 of 3: Preparing to Build
Step 1. Find a good location
The rook should be close to the stockpile location, but not too close as it will attract attention. Make sure to have good visibility from all sides of the fort. Consider building a tall watchtower if you don't have sufficient visibility in the selected location.
Step 2. Consider building on top of a finished house
It is easier to build a fort using an existing structure as a foundation. This will save some valuable building materials. A fort is a very large base that can protect and support the players in it. Two houses can be used as a foundation as long as they are either close to each other or standing side by side.
- Houses that have dungeons are perfect for mining and tunneling to explore the map.
- Be sure to put torches in the house to keep zombies from popping up.
Step 3. Gather building materials
You will need a lot of building materials to build a well-protected fort. This process will be easier if you have some friends to help. The building materials needed are large amounts of wood and stone, as well as materials for making traps and other features.
Part 2 of 3: Securing the Line of Defense
Step 1. Build a wall
Zombies will swarm the fort almost all the time so it requires a strong wall to repel them. Stone will produce the strongest walls, even though the manufacturing process takes the longest. The thicker the wall, the better.
- Keep in mind that zombies can destroy chunks of rock by constantly attacking them.
- There are also zombies that can climb unprotected walls; set traps around the base.
Step 2. Make a walkway on top of the wall
This will result in barricades allowing players to defend walls more easily from invading zombies. Barricades will cost more building materials, but the fort will be much safer.
Step 3. Dig a deep trench around the wall
Use dynamite to create a large moat around the fort. The attacking zombie will fall into the hole, and if it is deep enough it will kill it. Make sure the moat surrounds the entire fort.
- Build a bridge with stairs hanging down that allows players to enter the fort. Zombies cannot climb stairs.
- For best effect, make the sides of the trench as smooth as possible. This will ensure the zombies don't fail to fall because of the bulging chunks.
Step 4. Get supplies
The fort had to be well-supplied to last the long days. To store rations, make small crates or just use the drawers and cupboards you have in your house. It takes 6 pieces of plywood (plywood) to make a storage chest.
- Plywood can be made using Wood Plank, not with charred or old trees.
- Press the letter I key; click the Storage Chest on the skill list to activate the pattern.
- Follow the pattern, placing 1 piece of plywood per square to complete the process.
- Building rice fields can be a good source of water; You can make infinity water holes by punching a hole in a block of soil and pouring water into it. This supply will never run out as long as you use a glass jar to drink it.
Part 3 of 3: Setting Traps
Step 1. Make Wood Spikes
Wood Spikes are traps used to defend buildings by shooting zombies, players, or animals. Wood Spikes are best placed outside the fort and next to the walls.
- Requires 9 Sharpened Sticks to make Wood Spikes.
- Click Wood Spikes on the skill list to get the highlighted pattern. Place 1 Sharpened Sticks on top of each box to produce.
- Use about 3 layers of Spikes, or more, to make sure not a single zombie survives before hitting the wall.
Step 2. Make a Trunk Tip
Trunk Tip is the best trap structure in the game; Trunk Tip is a better trap than Wood Spike because it will not break or break. However, Trunk Tip deals less damage and requires 2 deep hole blocks to place.
- You will need 4 blocks of wood to make a Trunk Tip; any type of log can be used (e.g. Birch, Pine, Scorched Wood, or Wood).
- Press the letter I key; click the Trunk Tip label on the skill list to activate the highlighted pattern. Put 1 piece of wood in each box to complete the production process.
- Before placing the Trunk Tip next to the wall, make sure to dig deep 2 blocks of dirt first because this type of trap is taller than the others, count as if the zombie was standing on the ground one block higher.
Step 3. Create a Barbed Fence Wire
Barbed Fence Wire is an item that can be crafted, but it can also be found all over the world. Barbed Fence Wire is usually used to fortify a line of defense or block wall breaches at night.
- It takes 2 sticks and 1 barbed wire to make Barbed Fence Wire. Barbed Wire can be obtained by processing 3 pieces of Forging Iron (Wrought Iron); The processing will produce 15 pieces of Barbed Wire.
- Open the skill window. Make sure you have the required materials in your inventory. Click the Barbed Fence Wire label to activate the pattern.
- Place 1 barbed wire in the middle and put 1 stick on both sides.
Step 4. Stay alert
Make sure to have locked the fort completely. Block all entrances; Place torches around the fort, then take all the ranged weapons you have.
Zombies will die because of the traps that have been set before. No need to use a gun. Save as much ammo as possible and only use ranged weapons for emergencies
- You can place a Barbed Fence on the walls of the fort to stop spider zombies from climbing up; Barbed Fence Wire is a great trap addition to using Spike and Trunk Tip.
- A house with a ridge roof is great for creating a small garden above it as an added defense.
- Food reserves will be much safer if stored in underground shelters.
- The Wood Spike will start to lose its durability after being trampled until it breaks in the end.
- Remember when a chest is damaged, all the contents in it will be damaged. This is the reason why storage crates should be placed in a safe place, such as a basement.